Nick Vallelonga developed his cinematic visions at an early age - at twelve years old he appeared in the wedding scenes of The Godfather. It was here that his love for filmmaking was born. He studied acting in New York with highly acclaimed teachers Tom Brennan of Circle in the Square, William Hickey of HB Studios and Julie Bovasso of the Actors Studio, and appeared in many off-Broadway productions, as well as small acting roles in films and television.His first script, Deadfall, co-written with director Christopher Coppola, was made into a feature film starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Biehn, James Coburn, Charlie Sheen, Peter Fonda, Talia Shire, Angus Scrimm, Clarence Williams III and Micky Dolenz.Nick then went on to write and direct independent films such as A Brilliant Disguise. Produced by Cassian Elwes, it starred Lysette Anthony, Tony Denison and Corbin Bernsen. Then, The Corporate Ladder produced by Jeremy Kramer. It starred, Ben Cross, Kathleen Kinmont, Tony Denison Jennifer O'Neil and Jon Polito.Nick then wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in, In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King. The excellent ensemble cast included William L. Petersen, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Leo Rossi, Kristian Alfonso and Nick's dad, Tony Lip (of The Sopranos). "Kingdom" was an official selection in the Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara Film Festival.After the 9/11 tragedy, Nick wrote, performed and recorded a Christmas CD, New York City Christmas, dedicated to the New York City Police and Firemen. It is available on iTunes.In 2005 Nick formed VQ: Vallelonga / Quattrochi Productions with producing partner James Quattrochi, who co-produced "In the Kingdom of the Blind" with him.Nick then decided to test the limits of low-budget HD cinema with what can only be called a digital experiment; Disturbance (aka Choker) starring himself, Paul Sloan, Colleen Porch, Hayley DuMond and Tony Denison. After a whirlwind three-week pre-production, Nick guided the passionate cast and crew through a grueling 12-day shoot. The result is a unique and exciting sci-fi/noir feature film that delivers both commercial appeal and a satisfying artistic flair. Disturbance was an Official Selection at the Silver Lake Film Festival and The Other Venice Film Festival. It was named the winner of the 2006 George Zuccco Award for Best DVD release of 2006, presented by EdgarAllanPoeFolks.tripod.com to Director Nick Vallelonga. Award is given to promote auteurs of quality entertainment worthy of vintage science fiction, fantasy and horror films, and to preserve macabre masterpieces for posterity.For his next film, Nick produced and directed, All In, a drama about a father and daughter who get caught up in the world of championship poker.Nick then produced Machine, with writer/director Michael Lazar. This gritty crime drama starred Neal McDonough, Michael Madsen, James Russo, Paul Sloan, Michael Lazar, and Nick Vallelonga.In the fall of 2006, Nick produced A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, for Executive Producer, Academy Award Winner Bobby Moresco.With his newly formed Vallelonga Entertainment, in the spring of 2007, Nick produced and directed, the crime drama, Stiletto, written by Paul Sloan.Vallelonga Entertainment has several film projects in development, including, That's Amore!, Criminal, Tribes of October, Stray Dancer, New York City Christmas, Love Letters to Dolores, The Sixth Family, and Copacabana.